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It was the accent that threw me. He looked old enough to be a Korean War veteran, but he sure didn’t sound like he grew up in this country. Mike O’Sullivan gave a broad smile. He must have … more
ADDRESSING GRADUATING CLASS: CCRI President Ed …
The voice message from Edna O’Neill Matteson was brief. “I thought you would want to know, Edward Liston has died.” I have known Edna, director of facilities at the Community College of … more
Sometimes the least expected guests are the most welcome. It happened Sunday, soon after hanging up from a call from Kathy Herr in Montana. Kathy wanted to know how we were and exchange news. … more
Winning is wonderful, but coming in last place isn’t that bad. I wouldn’t have thought that until I raced in the J-30 North Americans Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The J-30 is a sailboat that … more
“Bases” is the name of the game, but it could just as well be “the last man standing.” In this case, it wasn’t adults but grandchildren. There are five of them and they were all … more
This was the action we dared not take – turning Ollie loose. That may sound strange. Dogs deserve to run free, even if it’s only in your yard. But that was not for Ollie until Saturday. … more
It made sense, but I couldn’t imagine I would be spending Father’s Day doing what Carol suggested. “You can’t write about this,” she insisted. “It’s too extraordinary,” I … more
“Stay,” I said softly, yet with conviction. Ollie focused on the treat I was holding. I held the small piece of crust away from him and placed it on the floor. “Stay,” I repeated. … more
She had to show me. Even though she was still in her PJs, Sydney raced for the closet and her bicycle helmet. “I can do turns,” she announced breathlessly, “Wanta see?” There was no … more
Ollie has found his voice, but we haven’t figured out all he’s trying to say. When introduced at the East Greenwich Animal Protection League in February, he was submissive. That was … more
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